A quotation is a small group of words that is taken from a text or speech and repeated by someone other than the original author or speaker.

Rendering expectations

Processors add appropriate styling, such as locale-specific quotation marks, around the contents of the <q> element and render it inline.

Content model

(Text | <cite> | <include> | <keyword> | <ph> | <strong> | <em> | <b> | <i> | <line-through> | <overline> | <sup> | <sub> | <tt> | <u> | <q> | <term> | <text> | <tm> | <xref> | <state> | <data> | <sort-as> | <draft-comment> | <foreign> | <unknown> | <required-cleanup> )*


The following attributes are available on this element: universal attributes.


In the following code sample, the <q> element contains a quotation. Note that no quotation marks are included; locale-specific quotation marks will be generated during processing.

George said, <q>Disengage the power supply before servicing the unit.</q>